Mr Zendi Mikuk an animal lover donated a pregnant African rock python today Wednesday the 6th May 2020 at the Jos wildlife park. The African rock Python is Africa’s largest snake.
The African rock python is a species of Large, non-venomous snake from the Family of Pythonidae. It is a native to sub-Saharan Africa. It is one of 11 living species in the genus Python.
The Rock Python is not venomous but it has a sharp curved teeth than can cause major damage of tissues. A victim is likely to get infected by the bite wound if not treated immediately and properly.
Large Africa Pythons can lay up to 100 eggs at a spot. These Pythons are carnivorous and mostly feed on small antelope,birds, pigs and crocodiles. They have an elastic-like jaws that enables them to stretch it and gobble up large prey like antelopes.
” I am an animal lover. I am supporting the Plateau tourism corporation to restock the park with animals.
“I will collaborate with the management of the wildlife park for the upkeep of the python and its off springs” he added.
Members of the public were appealed by Mr Mikuk not to kill any animal.
Mr Zendi appealed to the tourism corporation to educate the public on the crucial benefits of conservation practices in the wildlife instead of destroying them for consumption, he stated.
Mrs Salome Bidda, the acting General Manager of the Jos wild life Park received the python and appreciated Mr Mikuk for his donation.
Mr Zendi called on members of the public to emulate the gesture of conserving animal which would help in preserving the park. Its a goldmine which makes the habitation well completed.
He also advised the members of the public to help support the preservation of the wildlife by making donations either in cash or kind as their gestures would encourage and improve the management of the wildlife park” Mrs Bidda said. Join our Facebook Page here.
Few minutes after the snake was donated, it laid eggs, Healthforbes Media reports.